District Governor, Bill Degnan
DG Bill introduced his District Team and explained the role that each member of the team plays. He then quoted an aim for Rotary, ‘Together we see a World people unite and take action to make a continuing change to better our Community’
He then spoke about Rotary membership, which has been static on a Worldwide basis for the past few years.
  • Each one, bring one
  • Grow more to do more, do more to grow more
  • Service is the rent we pay to be on this Earth
  • Expand our reach
  • Improve project quality
  • Enhance our engagement
  • Increase our ability to adapt. Maybe coffee morning once a month or other simpler ways of getting together.
Bill’s wife, Judy, then spoke about her project for this Rotary year, which was the Publicise the work that Rotary was doing in our District. This includes having Rotary banners at all Rotary projects, getting articles in local papers, making sure if Rotary contributed to a project, that Rotary received appropriate publicity. She then wants us to send copies of the publicity to her, so that she can arrange for a publicity book.
Bill advised that next year’s Conference at Traralgon will be held on 25 – 27 Feb. The theatre is looking good. The Keynote speaker will be Fiona Wood, Plastic Surgeon, who did outstanding work in the aftermath of the Bali bombing. On the Friday, there will be Golf, a Wine Tour or a self-drive tour around the Latrobe Valley
Bill explained that District will be looking for Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) registrants in January.